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DHS Chief Chad Wolf Latest Trump Official to Resign After Capitol Riot

DHS Chief Chad Wolf Latest Trump Official to Resign After Capitol Riot
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Monday, 11 January 2021 05:22 PM

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday, becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit following last week's riot by President Donald Trump’s supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned last week after the riot, which was timed to disrupt Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden’s election as the next president.

Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation “is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary,” CNBC reported. “These events and concerns increasingly serve to divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time of a transition of power,” wrote Wolf.

CNBC said his resignation is effective at just before midnight.

Wolf, describing himself as "saddened," said he'd planned to remain in his post until Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday, becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit following last week's riot by President Donald Trump's supporters at the U.S. Capitol. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...
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